John Brown is the News/Political Analyst/Contributor and Public Affairs correspondent, responsible for leading participation in and coverage of local and regional political matters for FOX 2 and KPLR 11. This includes coverage of political campaigns, legislative and public policy initiatives and issues, and local public affairs and community issues. He will also serve as host/moderator of current affairs and other long-form news programs.

He returned to St. Louis and the FOX 2 News team in 2016, after hosting “Good Day Orlando” on Fox 35 (WOFL) for five years. Prior to his original post with FOX 2, John was the host of “The Daily Buzz,” a nationally syndicated morning news-talk show based in Orlando. He began his career in radio in Miami and also hosted a talk show in Pennsylvania.

John is a native Missourian who graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He was ready to begin medical school in 1994, but followed his passion for news instead. His university research project, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation” was published by the Missouri Academy of Science, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation.” He also worked on his Master’s Degree at St. Louis University and Barry University in Miami.

John does extensive public speaking and is the author of two history books, “Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State,” “The Ultimate Missouri Trivia Book.” He has also served as emcee at numerous pageants, including the Miss Missouri Pageant.

John is married and has two daughters. He is an avid runner, has competed in dozens of marathons and half-marathons. He enjoys playing with the kids, all outdoor activities, and studying history and architecture.


Recent Articles
  • Hancock & Kelley – Breaking down the St. Louis City primary election

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political insiders discuss the recent primary election in the city of St. Louis and what it means for doing business in downtown. They will also discuss the challenges that political leaders have with younger members of their party who are driving people away from the party.

  • St. Louis hosts Disney shareholders meeting

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis played host to one of the most high-profile corporate meetings on the planet Thursday. Executives from all over the world—and Disney fans—were glued to the news coming out of the Walt Disney Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place in downtown St. Louis. And when you have some corporate mergers pending, big movie openings, and huge additions to theme parks, all eyes were on St. Louis. It’s one of the few shareholders’ meetings that […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Political consultants discuss the upcoming Mueller report

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political consultants discuss the upcoming Robert Mueller report on Russian interference in the election. They will also discuss the growing number of Democratic candidates who are running for president in 2020.

  • Hancock & Kelley – An executive order for the border wall

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, John Hancock is joined by Democratic political insider Megan McBride.  They will discuss President Trump’s executive order to get funding to build a border wall.  They will also discuss the continued fallout from the Green New Deal proposal.

  • Local CEO says future of business is caring for your employees like they’re your kids

    CLAYTON, Mo. – One of the most successful and fastest growing companies in the St. Louis-area is a name you may recognize but know little about. The Barry-Wehmiller Company is transforming its workforce while also transforming business as we know it. And it all starts with Bob Chapman, the chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, who says that all business success starts with how you treat the people who work with you. The world headquarters for Barry-Wehmiller is based in Clayton, […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – The Green New Deal?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political insiders will discuss the President’s State of the Union, along with an analysis of the proposed “Green New Deal.”  Moderater John Brown will also get their thoughts on a new proposed tax on fuel-efficient vehicles in Missouri and proposed changes to the Sunshine Law.

  • Hancock & Kelley – Investigations inside the St. Louis police department

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political insiders discuss the growing division within the Democratic Party as potential Presidential candidates emerge. They will also discuss the investigations taking place inside the police department in the city of St. Louis.

  • Did you see a pool flying across sky in downtown St. Louis?

    ST. LOUIS – If you were in downtown St. Louis Wednesday, you might have seen a swimming pool fly across the sky.  A massive crane hoisted the pool into place on top of the historic International Shoe Building at Washington and 15th Street. The massive pool will be 60 feet long, 13 feet wide, and about 4 feet deep.  It was put in place ahead of the opening of the highly anticipated hotel called, “The Last Hotel St. Louis.”  “The […]

  • Nearly 1,000 St. Louis area runners in Disney marathon

    ORLANDO, FL – While people in St. Louis have been digging out of the snow, nearly 1,000 runners from the St. Louis area are breaking a sweat, running the marathon through the Disney theme parks in Orlando.  Fox 2s John Brown caught up with some of them and has this report from Orlando.

  • Hancock & Kelley – The politics of a government shutdown

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political insiders discuss the government shutdown. They also debate whether Missouri lawmakers should make changes to Clean Missouri laws.

  • Teen with debilitating asthma gets trip to Orlando to run Disney 5K

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A teenager from the St. Louis area is proving that a debilitating health condition isn’t enough to keep him down. Jeremiah Boothe is one of the hundreds of people from the St. Louis area who are running through the Disney theme parks in Orlando during the annual Disney Marathon weekend. Jeremiah, 13, has had asthma his entire life and air quality in St. Louis can make it worse. Growing up he often felt alone and […]

  • McCaskill gives farewell address on Senator floor

    WASHINGTON DC – Senator Claire McCaskill gave her farewell speech on the floor of the US Senate Thursday, which is a tradition for outgoing members. McCaskill said while didn’t like the idea of giving a departure speech, she did so anyway because it is a Senate tradition. “I’m not a big fan of the concept but I want to respect the tradition especially since I’ve seen so many Senate traditions crumble over the past 12 years,” she said. And with […]

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